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05 February 2013

UTF letter to Hon. Michael Baird MP, Treasurer re Inquiry into Land Valuation System

 
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31 January 2013

We are pleased that the Commonwealth Government is progressing policy that will support active
transport and encourage greater use of public transport. We argue that the implementation of
such policy will rely upon a coordinated review of planning regulation along transport corridors and
nodes.
We are pleased that the Commonwealth Government is progressing policy that will support active transport and encourage greater use of public transport. We argue that the implementation ofsuch policy will rely upon a coordinated review of planning regulation along transport corridors andnodes.
 
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21 December 2013

We have been working with Government as a member of the Employment Lands Taskforce, have
extensively contributed to the development of planning principles for industrial lands and will
continue to participate in the development of a structure plan for the broader Western Sydney
Employment Area. We look forward to working with the Council on this employment lands study.

We have been working with Government as a member of the Employment Lands Taskforce, haveextensively contributed to the development of planning principles for industrial lands and willcontinue to participate in the development of a structure plan for the broader Western SydneyEmployment Area. We look forward to working with the Council on this employment lands study.

 
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19 December 2012

The Urban Taskforce has engaged in the local government reform debate and we strongly support the review of the Act to facilitate urgently needed change to the structure and operation of local government.  In this regard, the Urban Taskforce submits a recently completed study into improving local government efficiency.

 
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19 December 2012

The Urban Taskforce encourages state and local government to support development and investment into regionally significant cities such as Parramatta.  In this regard we understand that Crown International Holdings Group is seeking a modification to their development consent for their proposal on the corner of Macquarie and Marsden Streets

 

 
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03 December 2012

The Urban Taskforce observations are that many local councils take the view that the preparation and adoption of a standard instrument compliant local environmental plan is simply a consolidation process, transferring existing controls from often outdated and irrelevant Planning Schemes into the standard instrument template.

 
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20 November 2012

The Urban Taskforce is pleased to be involved in the review of the NSW Planning system.  We have consistently advocated for clear legislation and a less complex planning system, that will provide certainly and support development led economic growth for New South Wales.  We are strong supporters of the Governments Green Paper and we were happy to be included in the first of the key stakeholder White Paper workshops.  However, we feel that the workshop and event was not well managed and that unfortunately it did not advance the cause for community participation.

 
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20 November 2012

Urban Taskforce argues for a broader macro approach to land use definition.  We support the principle that land uses are easily grouped in the types of residential, commercial, retail, industrial, agriculture, community, health etc.  Boarder, commonly used, plain English descriptions of land use is needed.  Not complex, detailed and numerous micro definitions

 
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20 November 2012

The Urban Taskforce has reviewed the draft proposed amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) and supporting documentation.  While we strongly support the expansion of the Codes SEPP, we take this opportunity to again highlight the urgent need for Government to continue to vigorously pursue the reduction of red tape in the New South Wales planning system.

 
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20 November 2012

One of the most common complaints members of the Urban Taskforce have with local government regulation is the inconsistency of the advice provided to applicants.  The inconsistency mostly relates to differing interpretation and application of local planning laws such as local environmental plans and development control plans.  It is not uncommon for different council officers, within the same organisation, to apply controls in differing ways.  This causes the applicant additional cost due to delays